About Tanya:

Certified Bodywork Practitioner, Educator

Trained in:  Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic Massage, Deep Flow Bodywork Level 1 & 2, Deep Tissue Massage, Hawaiian LomiLomi, Hot Stone Massage, Hydrotherapy, Indian Head Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, Shiatsu: Mat & Table, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Usui Reiki Level 1 & 2. 


I am passionate about authenticity, self-care, and mindfulness. Being intensely present throughout the session and listening to your body, are among my many superpowers. When you are on my table, I pay close attention to the way your body responds and I adjust, accordingly. Your comfort is my priority.

I graduated with honours from a 700-hour bodywork course in July 2009. In May 2010, I started Breathing Space Bodywork and haven't looked back!  I absolutely LOVE what I do: helping people relax, breathe and let go. I continue to upgrade my skill set each year, taking continuing education classes offered locally and abroad.  I have training in various bodywork modalities and although I incorporate aspects of many different modalities into each session, my style of bodywork is influenced mainly by Deep Flow, Swedish massage and Shiatsu. 

After graduating from bodywork school, I returned in 2010 to assist various instructors and supervise the Student Clinic. I fell in love with being in the classroom, learning, teaching and mentoring. I was a Teaching Assistant for 3 years and then became a Head Instructor, teaching multiple core courses and developing new curriculum. Always striving to improve, I enrolled in the Instructor of Adult Education Diploma Program at Vancouver Community College.  I have completed all of the courses, currently working on my final project, I plan to have my diploma by December 2017.

When you come to see me for bodywork, you will have my full attention and receive the best treatment I am capable of providing.  I pay very close attention to all of the little things that make or break a great session.  When someone loves what they do, you can feel the difference. Come experience the difference for yourself!

I really enjoyed my massage with Tanya! She asked me questions about how I was feeling and how I wanted to feel. I liked how she incorporated aromatherapy oils to enhance my massage experience, I left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
— Jessica Himmelspach